Humane Society International
Program AreaChildren & Youth, Climate Change / Environment, Disaster Response, Economic Growth, Education, Humanitarian Action, Public Policy & Advocacy
2100 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Humane Society International's (HSI) purpose is to work with national and jurisdictional governments, international treaty and trade agreement representatives, and humane organizations to find practical, culturally sensitive, and long-term solutions to common animal welfare problems. Disasters highlight the important relationship between people and their animals. HSI participates in international disaster relief to reduce the suffering of all victims, including a recognition that people's welfare and livelihood often depend on their animals. The Humane Society of the United States, HSI collaborates with local, regional and international organizations concerned about the living conditions and welfare of companion and farm animals as well as wildlife. HSI promotes local capacity building activities to counter illegal trade in wildlife, threats to endangered species, slaughter of marine mammals, and the use of animals in research and testing.